A Who’s Who of Latino Hollywood turned out in force last night in L.A. for a special screening of the independent film “Filly Brown” that was held to galvanize support for California’s Proposition 38 (http://www.Iam38.org).

More than 700 VIPs, media, bloggers and celebrities joined Proposition organizers Edward James Olmos (who chairs the Proposition 38 measure and co-stars in the film), and Rick Najera (“Nothing Like the Holidays”) at the world famous Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

Among other celebrities in attendance were director Michael D. Olmos (“Filly Brown:), Lou Diamond Phillips (“La Bamba” and “Stand and Deliver”), Gina Rodriguez (“Filly Brown”), director Gregory Nava (“Selena”) and Yahira ‘Flakiss’ Garcia (“End of Watch”), among others.

If Proposition 38 passes this November it would guarantee that an average of more than $10 billion annually over 12 years go to fund California schools and that those funds not be allowed to be manipulated or redistributed by the legislature or the governor.

Olmos says he has never gotten involved in any political campaigns before but felt that the educational funding situation in California is so dire that he had to get involved.  ”Proposition 38 is vital because our children’s educational future is at stake,” said Olmos.

Story courtesy: Hispanicize.com

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